Government procurement (21 - 30 of 219 items)
Air Force Appropriations: Funding Practices at the Ballistic Missile Organization
NSIAD-93-47: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's advanced strategic missile systems (ASMS) program office's use of fiscal year (FY) 1990 appropriations, focusing on whether the: (1) program office used $21 million of FY 1990 appropriations for development of a new intercontinental ballistic missile boost guidance system as Congress stipulated; and (2) Air Force properly replaced $...
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Needs Current Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis
NSIAD-93-117: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) acquisition program, focusing on whether the existing cost and operational effectiveness analysis was sufficient to permit an informed full-rate production decision.GAO found that: (1) to support a JSTARS full-rate production decision, the Department of Defense (DOD) needs to...
Acquisition Management: Implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
NSIAD-93-129: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively implemented the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act.GAO found that: (1) DOD has established an acquisition workforce management structure and issued implementing policies and regulations as required by the act; (2) DOD has identified and designated 127,000 acquisition workforce p...
DOD's Mobility Requirements: Alternative Assumptions Could Affect Recommended Acquisition Plan
NSIAD-93-103: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) requirements for its sealift and airlift mobility operations, focusing on whether key assumptions in the DOD mobility requirements study were reasonable.GAO found that: (1) DOD ability to move U.S. forces abroad is dependent upon key assumptions regarding the extent of the enemy threat and the amount of advanced warning;...
International Air and Trade Shows: DOD Increased Participation, but Its Policies Are Not Well-Defined
NSIAD-93-96: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) participation in international air and trade shows, focusing on: (1) participation in selected shows since May 1991; (2) changes in DOD policies on participating in these shows and leasing equipment to contractors who participate; and (3) policies of other leading industrialized nations regarding their participatio...
Navy Supply: Improved Backorder Management Will Reduce Material Costs
NSIAD-93-131: Published: Mar 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's management of its backorder validation program, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of the validation practices for detecting invalid backorders; and (2) the Navy's exemption of certain categories of backorders from periodic validation.GAO found that: (1) the Navy failed to identify and cancel a large number of invalid backorders during the required quarterly validation process b...
Reserve Forces: Aspects of the Army's Equipping Strategy Hamper Reserve Readiness
NSIAD-93-11: Published: Feb 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's strategies for equipping National Guard and reserve units.GAO found that: (1) the Army and National Guard have improved equipment readiness, in both absolute terms and the dollar value of ready major equipment items; (2) shortages of some transportation and communications equipment are particularly widespread and affect unit readiness;...
Mine Warfare: Consolidation at Ingleside Has Not Been Justified
NSIAD-93-147: Published: Feb 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Navy's plans to consolidate its mine warfare forces at Ingleside, Texas, focusing on the Navy's justifications for consolidating forces.GAO found that: (1) the consolidation of mine warfare forces at Ingleside was substantially more costly than consolidation of alternative sites; (2) the Navy made cost adjustments to its study on alternative...
Desert Shield/Storm: Air Mobility Command's Achievements and Lessons for the Future
NSIAD-93-40: Published: Jan 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Air Mobility Command's (AMC) achievements in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.GAO found that: (1) AMC maintained continuous airlift operations from the United States to Saudi Arabia from the first day of Desert Shield deployment; (2) AMC averaged 65 missions per day from August 7, 1990, to November 1990; (3) AMC averaged 125 missions per day when hostilities began with De...
Undersea Surveillance: Navy Continues to Build Ships Designed for Soviet Threat
NSIAD-93-53: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) how the threat of enemy submarines changed after the collapse of the Soviet Union; and (2) what changes the Navy proposed regarding its Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) program.GAO found that: (1) the Soviet global submarine threat has declined dramatically and is no longer the primary threat to the United States; (2) the focus has shifted to the evolving threat o...